It didn't take place on the first day student-athletes could sign letters of intent, but The Classical Academy took its time and held a ceremony Monday to honor runners Chandler Ryd and Katie Knapp.

Ryd, a top-15 finisher at last fall's 4A state cross country meet, signed with Hillsdale (Mich.) College. Knapp, who stars on the track and field team, signed her national letter of intent with the Colorado School of Mines.


4A Metro soccer starts league tournament

It didn't take long for the girls' soccer season to roll through its regular season. At least in the 4A Colorado Springs Metro League, anyway.

The league starts its postseason tournament at 4 p.m. Thursday when league champ Mesa Ridge (8-4 overall, 6-0 league) plays host to crosstown rival Widefield (5-7, 3-3).

Tournament games continue through May 1.

The 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference and 5A Metro League teams continue regular-season play through May 3 before the playoff fields are selected on May 4.


Foltz steps away from softball

For the past 10 seasons, Gary Foltz wore a pair of significant hats at Widefield, coaching both the school's varsity softball and wrestling teams.

Earlier this week, however, Foltz decided to step down from softball to focus more on wrestling.

"It's just time," Foltz said Monday night. "Between the two sports I just got to the point I felt like both teams were kind of suffering."

James Brown, the former softball assistant, will take over the team.

Foltz has coached Widefield wrestling for the past 18 seasons.